It is quite unbelievable the stick Newcastle fans get about expecting success and being deluded etc, especially when you consider the lack of stick Alan Pardew got for this dog’s dinner of a match tonight.

Even at 3-0 there was just a resigned silence from the majority as they made their way to the exits, quite why so many of us had stayed until the 82nd minute is something I’d struggle to answer even on pain of death. As for hanging round until the fourth…

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‘You’re Doing A Great Job Alan, Just Ask Mike’

I haven’t heard the latest nonsense out of our manager’s mouth, as and when I do happen to catch it I will be tempted to stick a finger in each ear and sing to myself, anything to avoid me smashing in the TV and adding to my depressed state.

Exactly when does it become Pardew’s responsibility?

He accepts selling our best player despite the team getting itself in such a strong position at the halfway point, is happy to not kick up a fuss when absolutely nobody is bought for the second transfer window in a row, if he isn’t going to call Ashley’s bluff then he has to stand or fall by the squad he is ‘happy’ to have.

The last eight Premier League matches have seen United win just once, in seven of those games Newcastle have failed to score.

In the last five Premier League games it reads no wins, no draws and five defeats, with a goals aggregate of 0-11.

Pardew is shifting tactics and personnel constantly and it all looks about as much use as shuffling the chairs around on the Titanic.

Many of you will say well at least we’re safe from relegation, and if you’re happy with what’s happening just because the likes of Cabaye and Remy guaranteed us another season in the Premier League, then good luck to you.

Mike Ashley might as well shrink his staff by one more because Alan Pardew is having no positive influence on his players and is most definitely part of the problem, not part of the solution.